March 14th, 2018
The Connolly-Davis Band is ready to shamrock the house this Saturday.
The place will be Riley’s Pour House, where we’ll be performing alongside The Wild Geese, Young John Gallagher, and the Danny McGoo Duo. The music starts at Noon and continues nonstop on two stages until St. Patrick’s Day 2018 ends at midnight.
Pittsburgh is famous for its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, with niche.com ranking it the number-one place … [More at 21st-Century Scop].
January 1st, 2018
On New Years Day 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein first appeared in a press run of 500 copies. Though published anonymously, readers at the time assumed it was written by her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley.
That incorrect assumption proved to be only the first of many associated with Shelley’s greatly misunderstood novel.
A few years ago, the journal Dissections published “The Grave Misunderstanding,” an essay in which I address one of those assumptions. Today, in honor of the novel’s bicentennial, I’m reposting that essay here. If it sparks your interest, you might want to check out the novel.
You will be glad you … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].
December 18th, 2017
One of the more interesting blog themes to come down the pike in recent years is Lawrence M. Schoen’s Eating Authors, which features some of the biggest names in fantasy and sf reminiscing about memorable meals.
Since launching the blog in 2011, Schoen has featured hundreds of stories by the likes of Gregory Benford, Brenda Clough, Joe Haldeman, Cat Rambo, and many more. And this week I get to join the feast with a story of my own that takes place half a world away, behind a barrier they used to call the iron curtain. It centers on a meal of cold meats, chilled vodka, and cool music.
Got a few minutes? Pull up a chair and click here. I’ll meet you on the other side.
October 14th, 2017
They enter the Rialto only to have their darkest fears brought to life by The Projectionist – a ghostly figure who holds the horrifying futures of all who attend his screenings. And by the time the viewers realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, all fates are sealed… [more at The 21st-Century Scop].